Most times, we come across people whose hands shake constantly when they are moving. It is called Hand Tremor or shaky hands. This condition is said to be an early sign of neurological and degenerative conditions. It is not a life threatening issue but can cause the performance of daily task to be difficult.
Hand Tremor is experienced mostly by adults though young people suffer it in rare occasions.
Shaky hand is said to be caused by a reaction to something such as drugs, stress, etc. It has different ranges of severity and can happen randomly or constantly.
The following Medical Conditions are said to causes hand tremor;
– ESSENTIAL TREMOR
This type of tremor is caused by disruption in the normal functioning of the central nervous system. It is mostly experienced by adults especially when they are in motion. It affects the hands, arms, vocal cord, head, etc and cannot be controlled.
– PARKINSON’S DISEASE
It causes the tremor to occur in one side of the body and later spread to other parts. Excitement, stress, etc can make it worse.
When blood clot in the artery that supplies blood to the brain, it prevents oxygen and blood from entering the brain thereby causing stroke. If left untreated, it affects the neurological path thereby causing shaky hands.
– OVERACTIVE THYROID
When the thyroid gland becomes active, it produces more hormones that makes the body excessively active thereby causing increased heart rate, shaky hands, etc.
– CEREBRAL DISORDER
Damage to the part of the brain that controls balance and coordination interrupts the pathway that supports movement, thereby causing shaky hands.
– ALCOHOL OVER USE
When people whose body depends on alcohol due to long term use try to withdraw from drinking, theny end up having shaky hands as a symptom of withdrawal Syndrome.
– Anxiety and low blood sugar also causes this condition to occur.
It is pertinent to note that the frequent uncontrolled shaky hands occurs mostly during movement.
Though there is currently no cure for it, prescription of medications by the Doctor and life stlye changes may help the affected person.
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